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Being a Commercial Tenant Isn’t Always Easy… Here’s How Partnering with NPI Can Help

 May 18, 2022 |  Maintenance, Management |  exterior maintenance, interior maintenance, safety

As a commercial property tenant, you have the challenging task of servicing your clients while also preserving maintenance obligations per your contract to the property owner. In the case of long-term leases, these agreements can include being responsible for major repairs to the exterior and interior of the building. These repairs can become costly, especially if there’s a stipulation requiring anything electrical or involving the replacement of the roof. Here’s where NPI comes in.

Prior to signing on the dotted line for the lease, it’s important to have a third-party inspection done. Although you may have done a walk-through with the building’s owner, or in some cases a real estate agent, getting an unbiased opinion of the prospective property could save you in the long-run.

To the naked eye, one may see a sparkling exterior fully equipped with impressive features galore. However, what lies beneath on the interior could be a myriad of problems from issues with the building’s sewer lines, to electrical issues, HVAC problems, or even worse, a blighted roof. By incorporating an NPI inspection into your pre-signing procedures, you could potentially avoid making a huge mistake by not consenting to lease a nightmare of a property.

Inspections from NPI are thorough in the exterior and interior of every property. Our trained professionals can examine the following items based on your needs: 

  • Roofing 
  • Foundations 
  • Parking 
  • Facilities & Pavement Conditions 
  • HVAC Systems 
  • Plumbing, Pipes, & Sewer Lines
  • Electrical Systems
  • Property Landscaping 
  • Escalators, Elevators, & Stairs

Following the inspection, you will receive a detailed report of the property addressing all issues from top to bottom. The report will also include photos of all issues stated. Alongside the photos and descriptions of the property are overall evaluations of each section evaluated. Each portion of the area inspected will include a rating of either good, fair, or poor. Our detailed inspectors will assist you in your decision-making process by providing solid information. This info is essential in making the best choice for you as the business owner and the customers you serve.

Property inspections may also come in handy once your lease is complete. Post-lease inspections have become more popular since keeping detailed record of how a building was left once vacant may be used as proof of how well you maintained it as a tenant. Post-lease property inspections can be used as a pretty good indicator of the care that was taken of the overall structure while you occupied the space should any issues arise from building management at a later time and date. This information can also be utilized to show new prospective landlords your history of property maintenance and treatment.

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